Biosimilars have the potential to lower the high costs of biologic treatments for patients suffering from chronic skin diseases. Although biosimilars have received FDA approval derms still have many questions about what they are and when they may be used appropriately. Patent wars and a lack of rules and regulations at the state level add to the confusion about using biosimilars.
Two new biosimilar announcements are expected to increase the uptake of the biosimilar infliximab to Johnson & Johnson’s Remicade for rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, and other inflammatory conditions.
Approvals of specialty pharmaceuticals have far outpaced traditional drugs, and that trend will continue. But that’s not the only specialty medication trend that healthcare executives should have on their radar.